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City of Lufkin extends its burn ban by 90 days

City of Lufkin extends its burn ban by 90 days
Lufkin Daily News
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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 9:48am

With dry conditions continuing and the drought expected to persist, the Lufkin City Council on Tuesday extended the city’s outdoor burn ban by 90 days.

The ban prohibits all outdoor burning of brush, trees, storm debris and open campfires in the city.

“It was something that we absolutely needed to do. We still don’t understand why with all the dryness that we have, people continue to do outdoor burning,” Mayor Jack Gorden said. “It’s dangerous as it is, and it can be life-threatening. To a large degree, we depend on citizens to keep an eye out for it. It they call the Lufkin Police Department, there definitely will be action taken.”

Burning trash and construction material is never allowed within the city limits, according to city documents, and the sale, possession or use of fireworks is also prohibited by city ordinance.

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